Fort in Warangal

Warangal’s fort, on the southern edge of town, was a massive construction with three circles of walls (the outermost 7km in circumference). Most of it is now either fields or buildings, but at the centre is a huge, partly reassembled Shaivite Svayambhu Temple, with handsome, large torana (architrave) gateways at its cardinal points. An autorickshaw from Warangal station costs around ₹300 return.

The Svayambhu Temple ticket also covers the Kush Mahal (Shitab Khan Mahal), a 16th-century royal hall 400m west. Almost opposite the Svayambhu entrance is a park containing the high rock Ekashila Gutta, which is topped by another Kakatiya temple overlooking a small lake.